Civil Rights

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Maria Boynton
July 27, 2020 - 10:56 am
Funeral arrangements have been announced for Congressman John Lewis. The longtime U.S. Representative and Civil Rights icon died at his Atlanta home on Friday, July 17, 2020, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
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RADIO.COM Staff
July 18, 2020 - 3:32 pm
Civil rights activist and western Illinois native Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian died Friday morning in Atlanta at the age of 95. Vivian died the same day Georgia Congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis. Read more.
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Rebekah Sager
June 04, 2020 - 5:57 am
During an hourlong NAACP virutal event Wednesday, leaders called for a national moment of silence lasting eight minutes and 46 seconds to honor George Floyd (12:45 p.m. PST) — marking the time that Floyd lay on the street with former Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee on his neck.
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February 05, 2020 - 8:26 am
California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning a gay civil rights leader while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity.
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December 30, 2019 - 7:15 am
ATLANTA (AP) — As a civil rights activist at 25, John Lewis was beaten so badly his skull was fractured and the TV images from an Alabama bridge in the 1960s forced a nation's awakening to racial discrimination. As a congressman today at 79, Lewis is facing a foe like none before: advanced...
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Rebekah Sager
August 26, 2019 - 8:43 am
In conjunction with Women's Equality Day, Mattel honors Civil Rights icon Rosa Parks with a Barbie in her likeness. Known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement, in 1955 Parks became a symbol of civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her stance launched the...
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Rebekah Sager
August 26, 2019 - 8:43 am
( KNX ) - In conjunction with Women's Equality Day, Mattel honors civil rights icon Rosa Parks with a Barbie in her likeness. Known as the mother of the modern civil rights movement, in 1955 Parks became a symbol of civil disobedience by refusing to give up her seat on a bus. Her stance launched...
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Dallas County Police Dept.
March 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm
(KNX 1070) -- A Dallas bartender was arrested after violently beating and verbally assaulting an African American woman over a parking dispute. Austin Shuffield, 30, was captured on cellphone video by a witness, first calling L'Daijohnique Lee racist names, pulling a gun on her, and then viciously...
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June 22, 2018 - 9:08 am
(KNX 1070) - A longtime civil rights icon has died. John Mack's family says he passed away Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai hospital at the age of 81. Mack was president of the Los Angeles Urban League from 1969 until 2005 - when he was named to head the city's Police Commission. During his tenure as...
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